|The now famous window at the Hong Kong Airport :>)|
|Waiting to board the plane in Hong Kong|
|Finally on board and ready to start the long journey to Chicago|
Lois' Mom, sister and brother-in-law were waiting for us when we got to the airport and my Dad and sister walked up to the baggage claim area just as we finished retrieving our last bag. We are so thankful for our families and so excited that some of them were able to meet us at the airport and welcome us home. My sister took pictures that I'll post later ... It has been a wonderful 2 1/2 weeks, but we are very glad to be home.
Andrew wasn't at all excited about being confined to a car seat on the ride home, but he did OK. After a brief stop so Grammy could welcome her new grandson home, we headed home. Duchess was beyond excited to see her family once again - and Andrew seemed to take an instant liking to her (even though he was very afraid of the dogs at the park in Guiyang); another small miracle from our Father :>) Andrew immediately spied the tricycle's in the garage and he and Hannah rode around the driveway for at least an hour (they needed to burn off some energy :>) My Dad and sister were kind and gracious to stop by the store and pick up a few essentials to tie us over until we can make a family outing to the store :>) Then it was bath time and bed time.
Andrew woke up at 2:30AM, and started crying - I think he was confused and disoriented. Mama got him up and put him in the bed with us. He finally went back to sleep around 4:30 and slept until 6:30 - not too bad for our first night home. Hannah slept through the night ...
Today has been a good day. We played outside this morning (it was really nice and cool). then played around the house most of the day. We've been able to find things that Andrew will eat - and that's a good thing. Our first few weeks home with Hannah were a real struggle trying to find things she would eat.
With each passing day we are learning what it means to be a family of four (well five, if you count Duchess, and she certainly has some adjustments to make as well :>) We are constantly amazed at how well Andrew is doing, and we are so thankful for his foster parents who did such a good job preparing him for us and this time. God is good!